This is the first time I'm making an exhibition and I'm not there," renowned Canadian choreographer and artist Brendan Fernandes says of his installation Inaction, currently having its Canadian premiere at the Richmond Art Gallery. "It's been very strange."
Working with dancers is usually a "very intimate" process, Fernandes says. But he's in Chicago, and the dancers are in British Columbia, so they've all had to improvise. This meant working entirely remotely, with Fernandes teaching the choreography through Zoom.